Hero challenge attracts top golfers

Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the 18th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on December 3, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Once again, the Hero Golf Challenge will bring some of the top professional golfers in the world to the shores of The Bahamas.

According to the tournament’s entry list, four of the top five ranked golfers in the world will compete in the week-long event at the Albany Golf Course. This year’s event is set for November 29 to December 2.

Tiger Woods is the host of the tournament that benefits his TGR Foundation, the Tavistock Foundation and the Bahamas Youth Foundation.

Leading the 18-player field is world No. 1 Justin Rose, No. 3 Dustin Johnson, No. 4 Justin Thomas, No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau, No. 8 Jon Rahm, No. 9 Rickie Fowler and No. 10 Tommy Fleetwood. Fowler is the defending champion. A second wave of top talent in the field is led by No. 11 Jason Day, No. 12 Xander Schauffele, No. 13 Woods and No. 15 Tony Finau.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, who is ranked No. 16, and reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed, who is No. 17, also are in the field.

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